Geoffrey Hill

Poet; Professor of Poetry at Oxford University

Poet. Hill was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University in 2010. His recent collections include Without Title (2006), Selected Poems (2006), and A Treatise of Civil Power (2007). In 2009 his Collected Writings won the Truman Capote award for Literary Criticism. He was knighted in 2012 for Services to Literature.


They bespoke doomsday and they meant it by God, their curved metal rimming the low ridge.
From ‘Funeral Music’ in New and Collected Poems (Boston and NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1994)


But those eyes — like a Greek letter, omega, fossiled in an Indian shawl
From ‘The Peacock at Alderton’ in Poetry Magazine (March 2007)


Sir Geoffrey Hill
by Chris Floyd
C-type colour print, 20 December 2007
NPG x135193
© Chris Floyd